Re: extropian galactic colonization

Dan Clemmensen (
Wed, 06 May 1998 20:37:33 -0400

Anders Sandberg wrote:
> Borys Wrobel <> writes:
> > It sticks someplace in my memory, that not so much the speed is an issue,
> > but rather the acceleration needed to get to much higher fractions of c. In
> > that sense, freeing oneself from a feeble human body solves both that
> > problem and that of time
> It is not our bodies that makes acceleration hard, it is energy: to
> sustain a 1 G acceleration for a long time you need a tremendous
> energy output.
The energy needed is huge, but depends on mass. getting rid of the
body gets rid of its mass and the mass of the life-support system,